Eddy Street Pep Rally, Friday September 28th

Join Fighting Irish Fans to cheer on the Notre Dame Football Team as they prepare to go head to head with Stanford.

The Irish Rock band Scythian will start at 4:00 pm, with the Pep Rally beginning at 6:00 pm.  There will also be face painters and a balloon artist.

Special guests include members of the 1973 National Championship Team, plus the ND Pom Squad, Cheerleaders, Band, Football Team, and more!

Please note: Eddy Street will be closed all day Friday for set up. The parking garage can still be accessed from the Burns or Napoleon entrances.


Eugenio (Geno) Acosta, College of Engineering AAD, to take position in the Institute for Real Estate

Hello again.

Our colleague Eugenio (Geno) Acosta has accepted a position as the Program Director of the Institute for Real Estate, here at Notre Dame. He will transition into his new role in October 2018.

Following a career in civil engineering, Geno returned to his alma mater in 2013 as International Alumni Association Program Director in the Notre Dame Alumni Association. In 2016, he joined Development as the Academic Advancement Director for the College of Engineering. During his time as AAD, Geno worked effectively with the dean and faculty to increase connectivity between the College, fundraisers, University donors, and his peer group. His experience as a professional engineer has proven valuable in supporting the College’s ambition to create a professional master’s degree program, and in promoting growth in experiential learning initiatives. Geno’s close work with the department chairs in the College has advanced a range of significant proposals, and important gifts Geno has worked on will favorably impact the College of Engineering’s ability to retain world class faculty, and provide an unmatched education experience for our students. As the University searches for the next dean of the College of Engineering, we have Geno to thank for providing critical continuity to our internal and external constituents.

So we say goodbye to Geno as part of our team, and hello to a colleague who will remain close to the academy and actively involved in an ambitious new initiative that reaches across disciplinary lines.

Thanks for your attention,

Michael Loungo

Updated Process for Donor Signed Gift Agreements

Beginning on Monday, October 1, please send all donor signed gift agreements and transmittals directly to Sara Munoz in Donor Services (1000 Grace Hall). She will complete the routing of agreements for signature and forward them to the proper staff for booking.

Carolyn Hardman will continue to support the gift agreement process as needed while also turning her attention to additional significant projects.

Thank you for your continued partnership with the gift agreement process.

Katherine Cinninger

Development Halloween Party at ESC

Yes, it’s that time again! The Development Halloween Party at ESC is set for Thursday, October 18th from 3:30 – 5:30pm.

This event has been extremely successful and loved by the kids for the past few years!

A calendar invite will be sent tomorrow.

Any questions, please contact Pam Mullin, Anita Sareen or Brigette Kinney


Please join us in welcoming Aleah Jean Buysse to the world! She arrived on Saturday, September 22, weighing 6 lbs 13ozs and measuring 19 3/4″. Mom and baby are doing well (Dad and big sister Ady too)!

Welcome Sherita Jackson to the Midwest Team!

I am pleased to announce the latest addition to the Midwest Region fundraising ranks.  Today, Sherita Jackson joins us as a Regional Director after a distinguished sales career in the digital and print media space.

Sherita will be based in our Eddy Street Commons office and looks forward to meeting everyone in the upcoming weeks.

Sherita is a proud graduate of Howard University with a B.A. in Communications.

Please join me in welcoming Sherita to the Notre Dame family.

Tim Willis

Love Thee Notre Dame Lunch – Stanford Weekend

Dear Colleagues,

Next Saturday, September 29, 2018, the Office of Gift Planning will host our Love Thee Notre Dame Lunch for Badin Guild members.   The event will be from Noon-2 pm at the McKenna Hall Center Dining Area (lower level).


Special guest Brian Blagg Ph.D., Director of Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development, Charles Huisking Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will share with us the work that Notre Dame is advancing in the area of novel therapeutics for treatment of cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease and glaucoma at 1p.m.


Please see the list of registered attendees for detail on benefactors who will be attending this event.

Please note that this event is at capacity.  For more information, please contact Laura Snell